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 in psychoanalytic theory, a description of how a child progressesthrough set stages that vary according to the focus of gratification(oral,anal, genital) and by the person towards which this feeling is directed at.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.